The fourth and final Test between South Africa and England will start at The Wanderers in Johannesburg on Friday (January 24).
After a brilliant win in Centurion, South Africa lost the plot and suffered two big losses in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth and now are struggling to save the series. Kagiso Rabada's ban has further increased their problems and it'll be a big challenge for this out of form team to make a comeback in the series. This is the final Test of Vernon Philander's career and team will look to give him a good farewell with a win. Captain Faf du Plessis who has been poor so far, needs to score big runs and the likes of Dean Elgar, Rassie van der Dussen too have to do well.
On the other hand, England have made a strong comeback and their confidence is on a high after two fantastic victories and they will be aiming to complete the hat-trick of wins. All rounder Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Mark Wood, Dominic Bess, Joe Root and Stuart Broad all are in good form and they should continue to do well.
All the major stats and facts ahead of the fourth Test between South Africa and England in Johannesburg
Head to Head :
Tests - 152
South Africa won - 34
England won - 63
Drawn - 55
Test record at The Wanderers, Johannesburg -
South Africa - 17 wins, 12 losses and 11 draws in 40 Tests
England - 3 wins, 3 losses and 3 draws in 9 Tests
7 - South Africa have lost 7 of their last 8 Test matches and the only win came in this series in Centurion.
9 - Number of innings without a fifty plus score for Faf du Plessis. His last 9 Test scores are (most recent first) - 36, 8, 19, 1, 20, 29, 4, 1 and 5.
39 - Vernon Philander has taken 39 wickets at an average of 15.69 in 7 Tests at The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.
150 - Ben Stokes needs 7 more wickets to complete 150 wickets in Test cricket.
1000 - Ben Stokes needs 2 more runs to complete 1000 Test runs against South Africa. He has scored 998 runs at an average of 49.90 in 11 Tests with 3 hundreds and 4 fifties.